Sarah Michelle Gellar on 10-Year Freddie Prinze Jr. Marriage: "It's Work!"
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have been happily married since Sept. 1, 2002, but their 10-year union hasn't been without its ups and downs. Speaking to MSN's Wonderwall, Gellar insists she's not equipped to be doling out marital advice.
"God, if I knew, I would write a book and retire," says the star, who met her husband on the set of 1997's I Know What You Did Last Summer (costarring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ryan Phillippe). "I wouldn't be here right now. I mean, it's work. You have to work at anything. It's any relationship in your life. You have to nurture it and take time with it."
The couple are parents to daughter Charlotte, 3, and son Rocky, 10 months. Raising two children has been an adjustment, Gellar says, but it's not as terrifying as she imagined. "I think it's easier only because the main thing as a parent is you have to learn how to trust yourself," she explains. "And I think there's a confidence that you have the second time that it's just impossible to have the first time."
Gellar, 36, was still breast-feeding her son when she shot the pilot for her new CBS comedy, The Crazy Ones. "They would joke that when my outfit stopped fitting me during the day, it was time to take a break and let Sarah go back to her trailer," she recalls. "It took a village."
With a loving husband, two beautiful children and a new TV show premiering this fall, Gellar is counting her blessings. "I feel like I've already accomplished so much in life that everything else is kind of gravy," she tells Wonderwall. "I just feel very lucky."